Literary House in Fitzroy Square, London (Public Domain Photograph)

This house in Fitzroy Square, London, was home to two very famous writers at different times – George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf.

Fitzroy Square is a Georgian square in Central London in the area known as in Fitzrovia which is just north of SOHO.

If you are travelling by London Underground the nearest station would probably be Warren Street Tube. It is within walking distance of Goodge Street Tube.

Literary House in Fitzroy Square, London

Fitzroy Square was partly designed by Robert Adam and there is a sculpture by Naomi Blake in the garden in the center of the square.

Fitzroy Square is also home to the Liberia Embassy and the Mozambique Embassy. The embassy of Croatia is located on Conway Street, which is just off the square.

There are two other posts that feature the Virginia Woolf Blue Plaque and the Geroge Bernard Shaw Memorial Plaque which you can see on the front of the house in this photograph.

I place this Carbuncle’s Blog photograph of a literary house in Fitzroy Square, London in the public domain, as far as I am able, and allow any use including commercial – check the terms of use here.

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Virginia Woolf GLC Blue Plaque, Fitzroy Square, London (Public Domain Photograph)

This GLC Blue Plaque to Virginia Woolf was on the same house in Fitzroy Square, London as the memorial plaque to George Bernard Shaw, showing they both lived in the house at different times.

Virginia Woolf (Virginia Stephen) lived in the house from 1907 to 1911.

The GLC (Greater London Council) when it existed, put up many of these blue plaques around London and you will often spot them as you walk around the city.

Virginia Woolf GLC Blue Plaque, Fitzroy Square, London

Virginia Woolf (née Stephen) (January 25, 1882 – March 28, 1941) was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

Between the first and second world wars, Virginia Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and an important member of the Bloomsbury Group.

Virginia Woolfs’ most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One’s Own (1929) with its famous dictum, “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”

I place this Carbuncle’s Blog photograph of a Virginia Woolf GLC (Greater London Council) Blue Memorial Plaque, seen in Fitzroy Square, London in the public domain, as far as I am able, and allow any use including commercial – check the terms of use here.

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George Bernard Shaw Memorial Plaque, Fitzroy Square, London (Public Domain Photograph)

I was cycling through Fitzroy Square in London which is just north of SOHO and near the Post Office Tower when I spotted a VERY literary house.

This is the commemorative plaque for George Bernard Shaw, who lived in the house from 1887 to 1898.

Virginia Woolf also lived in the house (not at the same time) – her GLC blue plaque will be posted next and I’ll also post a photo of the house in Fitzroy Square itself.

The text on George Bernard Shaw’s plaque reads “From the coffers of his genius he enriched the world”.

George Bernard Shaw Memorial Plaque, Fitzroy Square, London

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856–2 November 1950) was a world-renowned Irish author. He lived and worked in London and authored more than sixty plays, many of which are still performed on stage today.

I place this Carbuncle’s Blog photograph of a George Bernard Shaw commemorative plaque, seen in Fitzroy Square, London in the public domain, as far as I am able, and allow any use including commercial – check the terms of use here.

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